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Tribute to Alanis Obomsawin (Ages 15-17)

A playlist by Alanis Obomsawin
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Alanis Obomsawin’s career spans an astonishing five decades, during which time she has captured the experience and struggles facing Indigenous people in Canada. These influential works are a huge step towards understanding the issues. Pour visionner cette sélection en français, cliquez ici. Films in This Playlist Include The People of the Kattawapiskak River Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance Gene Boy Came Home Rocks at Whiskey Trench Our Nationhood Incident at Restigouche Is the Crown at War With Us? Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child

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Tribute to Alanis Obomsawin (Ages 15-17)

Alanis Obomsawin’s career spans an astonishing five decades, during which time she has captured the experience and struggles facing Indigenous people in Canada. These influential works are a huge step towards understanding the issues.

Pour visionner cette sélection en français, cliquez ici.

Films in This Playlist Include
The People of the Kattawapiskak River
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Gene Boy Came Home
Rocks at Whiskey Trench
Our Nationhood
Incident at Restigouche
Is the Crown at War With Us?
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child

Playlist

  • The People of the Kattawapiskak River

    Learn about the ongoing housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a what led Attawapiskat’s band chief, Theresa Spence, to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help.

  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

    Delve into the action of an age-old struggle as Alanis Obomsawin spends 78 tense days filming the now-infamous stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army.

  • Gene Boy Came Home

    Meet Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict, a boy from Odanak Indian Reserve who enlisted in the US Marines at 17 and spent 2 years on the frontlines of the Vietnam War before beginning his arduous journey home.

  • Rocks at Whiskey Trench

    This doc profiles a key element of the 1990 Oka crisis in which the Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanehsatake stood against the Canadian military and Canadian citizens in a stand-off that turned violent.

  • Our Nationhood

    Follow the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people who use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands.

  • Incident at Restigouche

    Watch as Alanis Obomsawin chronicles 2 raids on the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation (Restigouche) by the Sûreté du Québec following government efforts to impose restrictions on salmon fishing.

  • Is the Crown at war with us?

    In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi'gmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, NB. But why would the government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land?

  • Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

    Taken from his home at the age of 4 due to family problems, Richard Cardinal spent the rest of his 17 short years moving in and out of 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta.